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About DRCNet

The Drug Reform Coordination Network was founded in 1993 and has quickly grown into a major national and global network including parents, educators, students, lawyers, health care professionals, academics, and others working for drug policy reform from a variety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I drugs, and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition.

DRCNet opposes the prison-building frenzy and supports rational policies consistent with the principles of peace, justice, freedom, compassion and truth. Each of these has been compromised in the name of the Drug War.

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Contact us:

tel. (202) 293-8340
fax (202) 293-8344
1623 Connecticut Ave., NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

  David Borden, Executive Director

David Borden is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B. Astrophysical Sciences, 1988) and the New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. Jazz Composition, 1990). He has worked previously in computers, music, and as an instructor at the high school and college levels. He founded DRCNet in 1993.

David A. Guard, Associate Director

David A. Guard is a graduate of Gettysburg College (B.A. in Political Science, 1993) and The American University (Master of Public Policy, 1999). His career interest in drug policy reform developed during his graduate studies in courses at the Department of Justice, Law and Society within AU's renowned School of Public Affairs, particularly while under the tutelage of Professor Arnold Trebach, Esq., founder of the Drug Policy Foundation. Prior to joining DRCNet's staff, he was Project Manager at The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation where he worked closely with Eric E. Sterling, Esq.

Phillip S. Smith, Writer/Editor

Phillip S. Smith is a graduate of the University of South Dakota (BA Political Science, 1979) and the University of Texas at Austin (MA Latin American Studies, 1989), and served as writer and Associate Editor at the magazine Covert Action Quarterly from 1993-1996. Phil has done freelance reporting on Central American and Mexico since the 1980s, and has had articles published in In These Times, Guardian (now defunct), New Politics and many other publications. He is also a long time drug policy activist, having helped to found one of the first NORML chapters in the state of South Dakota. He has been involved in local drug reform efforts in Austin, TX and Washington, DC, including the DC Metro chapter of NORML.

Chris Evans, Membership Coordinator

Mark Pearson, Research Assistant

Ben Tansey, Research Assistant

Clyde Kunst, Technology Advisor


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